The Leonardo da Vinci Programme
In 1994 The Leonardo da Vinci programme was adopted as an action programme for the implementation of a European Community vocational/professional training policy.
The Leonardo da Vinci programme is an action programme for the implementation of a European Community vocational/professional training policy. The phase in progress now is "The Life Long Learning Programme 2007-2013". Some information on this is summarized below. More detailed information regarding the different areas can be found on the website of the European Commission
or by contacting the National Agency
in the countries that are permitted to participate (see below).
Are you interested in
- exchange visits between Poisons Centres and/or Toxicology Departments within EU/in Europe?
- Creation of networks to share experiences on poisonings and their treatment?
- Development of education and training systems?
Maybe the Leonardo da Vinci programme has the possibilities you are looking for?
The programme has three general objectives:
- to improve the skills and competencies of people, especially young people
- to improve the quality of professional training and the lifelong acquisition of skills and competencies in order to consolidate technological and organisational change
- to promote and reinforce the contribution of vocational training with special attention to co-operation between training institutions
Proposals may be submitted by organisations and institutions, but not private individuals.
probably October 15, 2007 (Last deadline was: March 30, 2007)
the major areas
The Leonardo da Vinci programme consists of some major areas:
- Multilateral Projects for Transfer of Innovation
Multilateral projects in particular training systems by focusing on the transfer of innovation involving the linguistic, cultural and legal adaptation to national needs. National application.
- Multilateral Projects for Development of innovation
Multilateral projects aimed at improving training systems by focusing on the development of innovation and good practice. Application to the Commission.
Thematic networks of experts and organisations working on specific issues related to education and training. Application to the Commission.
- Mobility of individuals
Transnational placements in enterprises or in training institutions.
Placements and exchanges of trainers and guidance counsellors, and at those responsible for training establishments and for training planning and career guidance within enterprises.
- artnerships focusing on themes of mutual interest to the participating organisations. From 2008
- Study and preparatory visits for mobility, partnership, project or network activities
- Other initiatives aimed at promoting the objectives of the Leonardo da Vinci Programme (Accompanying Measures).
Who can participate?
- all Member States of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom);
- the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries which are members of the European Economic Area (EEA): Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the terms of the EEA agreement;
- the candidate countries to the European Union: Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey.
The Swedish Poisons Information Centre received support to go to Bulgaria,
Slovakia, Lithuania and Romania during 2006-2008. This support covered
administration, travel and accommodation costs. Slovakia received support to go to
Sweden. The first visit in this project was presented as a poster at the Athens
Congress. If you missed the Athens Congress or didnâ€™t have time to look at the
poster you can find it here